Covanta Holding Corporation Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Covanta Holding Corporation (“Covanta”) regarding its recent data breach. The Covanta data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Covanta is an environmental services company based in New Jersey. Founded in 1983, Covanta is a leader in sustainable materials management and provides environmental solutions to businesses and communities.2 Services offered by Covanta include management of controlled and non-controlled pharmaceutical waste, liquid waste treatment, secure product destruction, waste-to-energy solutions, on-site and advisory services, plastic and packaged goods recycling, electronic waste recycling, and field and industrial services. Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, Covanta has locations throughout the United States and Canada and employs over 1,000 individuals.


On November 27, 2023, Covanta learned that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Covanta determined that an unknown, unauthorized third party may have accessed this sensitive information on or about November 24, 2023. Recently, Covanta began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Covanta Holding Corporation:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Covanta data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Covanta Holding Corporation:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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